How Many Unique Black Businesses are you Supporting in August?

๐Ÿ™„ It’s not like me to post twice in a week; however I didn’t want to miss acknowledging Black Business Month ๐Ÿค—. So I ask you ๐Ÿค” how many unique black businesses are you supporting in August?

๐Ÿ“ฐ August is National Black Business Month which is an important time ๐Ÿ“… to recognize Black-owned businesses across the country. โœŠ๐Ÿฝ

๐Ÿง History ๐Ÿ“š

Historian John William Templeton ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿพ & engineer Frederick E. Jordan Sr ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€โš•๏ธ founded National Black Business Month in August 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ. The purpose was to โ€œdrive the policy agenda affecting the 2.6 million African-American businesses.โ€œ ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝ Did You Knowโ“

  • Black business owners account for about 1๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ% of U.S. businesses & about 30% of all minority-owned businesses ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ According to theย U.S. Census Bureau ๐Ÿ› that amounts to approximately 2๏ธโƒฃ million companies owned by African Americans ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
  • Nearly 40% of black-owned businesses are in health care ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ & social assistance ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, repair ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿญ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿญ and maintenance ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿฝ, & personal and laundry services ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ
    Other categories include advertising firms ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ, auto dealerships ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ง, consulting services (that’s AB-FAB Designs ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ), restaurants ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ, barbershops ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ, beauty salons ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, and more ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿคด๐Ÿฝ
  • Among cities, New York ๐Ÿ—ฝ has the most black-owned businesses in the U.S. followed by Atlanta ๐ŸŽ‡. The highest ratio of black-owned businesses is in Washington, DC (my hometown ๐Ÿ˜˜) where 28% of all businesses are black-owned ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  • The growth ๐Ÿ“ˆ of black-owned franchise businesses has been explosive ๐Ÿ’ฃ. In 2012 over 30% of franchise businesses โ„ข๏ธ were black-owned ๐Ÿ˜, up from about 20% 5๏ธโƒฃ years previousโฃ๏ธ

๐Ÿ” How Many Unique Black Businesses are you Supporting in August?

  • Support & encourage African American-owned businesses in your community.
  • Learn more about business opportunities for the African American community.
  • Use #NationalBlackBusinessMonth in social media correspondence.
  • Discover more on the Black Business Month website.

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